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The impact of physiological state on immune function in insects

Shelley A. Adamo

in Insect Infection and Immunity

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199551354
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0011
The impact of physiological state on immune function in insects

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This chapter discusses how and why short-term changes in physiological state (i.e., the acute stress response) alter immune responsiveness in insects. It also explores the ramifications of these effects for ecological immunologists.

Keywords: insect immunity; immune response; acute stress response; ecological immunologists

Chapter.  7301 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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